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Investigation into QBCC must provide answers

16th November 2021

Today the embattled Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni has conceded the structure and actions of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission must be reviewed.

The Labor State Government has been dragged kicking and screaming to admit the QBCC is failing Queenslanders.

The QBCC’s fundamental role is to regulate construction work across Queensland.

The following questions must be answered:

  • Will the Minister’s interactions with the QBCC form part of the review?
  • Will the directions from the Minister’s office to the QBCC also form part of the review?
  • Can the Minister guarantee the review will consider the experiences alleged by victims?

There are also serious allegations of ministerial intervention, conflicts of interest of board members and a lack of transparency.

The LNP believes only a Commission of Inquiry can provide the answers Queenslanders need.

Instead of answering these questions, Mick de Brenni is too busy stacking the QBCC Board with his union masters.

He’s too busy tearing up fire protection licenses of small and family operators.

And he’s too busy intervening in QBCC operational matters which benefit his mates.

Under Mick de Brenni’s leadership, the QBCC is falling apart.

It’s time for a Commission of Inquiry, not another dud review.